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El Jefe
03-20-2012, 02:15 PM
I wanted this in the lounge so I could get more looks. Who were some sure fire college players you thought would be great who weren't?



Some that really suprised me:


Vernon Gholston; he was dang near unblockable his last year at O-State, when he was matched up against Jake Long he absolutely dominated him. I was really suprised to see how bad he did in the League.

Taylor Mays; I never cared for the kid, but I honestly thought he would be a baller and boy was I off.

Big Daddy Dan Wilkinson; He is one of the first players I watched that I could actually tell was dominating. At Ohio State he was unblockable, he fizzled out in Cinci (common theme), but he bounced around and never made himself a name.

There's plenty more, but that's enough for now.

El Jefe
03-20-2012, 02:17 PM
I guess bust maybe more than I intended, this should include someone who didn't perform as well as you thought they would have.


Carson Palmer was another let down IMO.

El Jefe
03-20-2012, 02:18 PM
AJ Hawk, I thought that kid would dominate in the league, he has done very well, but he had hardly the impact I thought he would.

loochy
03-20-2012, 02:20 PM
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III

WV
03-20-2012, 02:22 PM
For a chiefs fan to start this thread you must be into self torture.

tyton75
03-20-2012, 02:24 PM
I'll get flamed for this, but I'm going with Adrian Peterson. He was SO much better than everyone around him in college. While he has had a few years where he was awesome in the NFL, I was really expecting him to be the next Emmitt Smith who was great for a LONG time.

Bump
03-20-2012, 02:24 PM
Ryan Leaf, that kid had such a fantastic arm

Old Dog
03-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Mandarich

Sofa King
03-20-2012, 02:25 PM
I'll get flamed for this, but I'm going with Adrian Peterson. He was SO much better than everyone around him in college. While he has had a few years where he was awesome in the NFL, I was really expecting him to be the next Emmitt Smith who was great for a LONG time.

It's not like Peterson is out of the league or anything... The guy is still doing it....

BigCatDaddy
03-20-2012, 02:25 PM
Probably this "bust"

suds79
03-20-2012, 02:26 PM
I'll get flamed for this, but I'm going with Adrian Peterson. He was SO much better than everyone around him in college. While he has had a few years where he was awesome in the NFL, I was really expecting him to be the next Emmitt Smith who was great for a LONG time.

Well that's just unrealistic in today's NFL. The position just takes too much of a beating. Particular for a power back. AP has been great.

Emmitt Smith's record might not ever be broken.

WV
03-20-2012, 02:29 PM
I'll get flamed for this, but I'm going with Adrian Peterson. He was SO much better than everyone around him in college. While he has had a few years where he was awesome in the NFL, I was really expecting him to be the next Emmitt Smith who was great for a LONG time.

Not flaming you, but just imagine AP running behind the lines that Emmitt did. Yes Emmitt was great, but i don't even think he was the best back of his time.

DJ's left nut
03-20-2012, 02:31 PM
Robert Gallery.

I knew he was going to be the next great LT. Oops.

Pestilence
03-20-2012, 02:31 PM
Ryan Mathews

PGM
03-20-2012, 02:32 PM
The Baywatch Boys

Saul Good
03-20-2012, 02:33 PM
Joey Harrington

Frazod
03-20-2012, 02:34 PM
Robert Gallery.

I knew he was going to be the next great LT. Oops.

Good call. I remember being very unhappy when we was drafted by the Fade. But (as with most players our friends from Iowa endlessly talk up) the reality was far different than the hype.

blaise
03-20-2012, 02:34 PM
Vince Young. I didn't think he'd be a hall of famer, but I thought he'd have an 8-10 year career where he kept them competitive for a while. I didn't expect him to be that soft mentally.

Sofa King
03-20-2012, 02:35 PM
Dwayne Jarrett's lack of anything at all was quite shocking.

I thought he'd at least be a possession receiver.

suds79
03-20-2012, 02:35 PM
I remember thinking Ron Dayne was the man and I also liked Dwayne Jarrett.

I'm happy to report those are from a while ago.

I don't know. Something more recent? I suppose even though he's okay, I expected so much more from Glenn Dorsey considering the hype on him coming out.

Dick Bull
03-20-2012, 02:37 PM
Todd Blackledge

KurtCobain
03-20-2012, 02:38 PM
Good thread. I'll go with usabilit harrington.

jjchieffan
03-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Ricky Williams

PGM
03-20-2012, 02:40 PM
Dwayne Jarrett's lack of anything at all was quite shocking.

I thought he'd at least be a possession receiver.

I wanted the Chiefs to draft him.

DJ's left nut
03-20-2012, 02:40 PM
Both Irish QBs - Clausen and Quinn.

I figured both guys would end up in that 10-15 range as good, but not great QBs. Essentially Matt Schaub.

As it turns out, they both suck badly enough to be considered as 'competition' for Cassel.

cardken
03-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Emmitt Smith played behind an Offensive Line Pro Bowl team. While he had skills, put him on a team with an average Offensive Line, he is good but no where near as good as he was with Dallas.
Walter Payton/ Gayle Sayers/ Barry Sanders true "greats" at that position, with and without the lines in their careers, they always were productive, ....athletes.

suds79
03-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Oh how could I forget. I wanted the Chiefs to snag Brady Quinn and finally end their lack of QB issues.

Looks like I'm finally getting my wish. :P

Bump
03-20-2012, 02:41 PM
But a few others come to mind

WR Michael Westbrook - this guy was pure talent and I thought he'd be awesome
RB Rashaan Salaam - I thought he was gonna be a badass
QB Brian Griese - admit it, we were all pissed off thinking about what we thought he was gonna do to us
Steve Emtman - that astro turf fucked him up

jjchieffan
03-20-2012, 02:42 PM
Brady Quinn. He seemed to be a great QB coming out. Hopefully he is a late bloomer and becomes a perennial pro bowler in KC. Doubtful, but what other hope do we have this year Not Matt Cassel, and if Ricky Stanzi couldn't beat out Tyler, turnovers on 3 straight plays, Palko, what hope is there in him?

TRR
03-20-2012, 02:44 PM
So many QB's busting out surprise me. Is it that they don't have the tools or are teams just not patient enough with them?

Joey Harrington
Akili Smith
David Carr
Brady Quinn
Ryan Leaf
Jamarcus Russel
Matt Leinart

Just to name a few...and many more to come.
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Bump
03-20-2012, 02:44 PM
if Ricky Stanzi couldn't beat out Tyler, turnovers on 3 straight plays, Palko, what hope is there in him?

That was sabotage and a huge fuck you from Haley to the fans, players, assistant coaches, Pioli and Hunt.

Hoover
03-20-2012, 02:44 PM
Tyson Jackson
Ryan Sims
Sylvester Morris
Victor Riley
Trezelle Jenkins
Greg Hill
Paul Palmer
Ethan Horton
Todd Blackledge

GordonGekko
03-20-2012, 02:45 PM
Michael Vick.

He was supposed to revolutionize the game,

instead he is the only player of his kind at his position.

Frazod
03-20-2012, 02:46 PM
That was sabotage and a huge fuck you from Haley to the fans, players, assistant coaches, Pioli and Hunt.

Either that or he sucks.

Rain Man
03-20-2012, 02:46 PM
I thought Wendell Bryant would be the best of the four DTs taken in the 1st round that year, and that Albert Haynesworth would be the worst. I had ranked them as...

1. Wendell Bryant
2. John Henderson (might have put him #1 but I recall an injury risk being discussed)
3. Ryan Sims
4. Albert Haynesworth (thought he was going to be lazy, which he was, but only later on)

I also figured that Alan Branch was a can't miss at DT. While I think he's still in the league, he's obviously a can miss.

suds79
03-20-2012, 02:48 PM
Tyson Jackson
Ryan Sims
Sylvester Morris
Victor Riley
Trezelle Jenkins
Greg Hill
Paul Palmer
Ethan Horton
Todd Blackledge

I will forever claim it's unfair to keep mentioning Sylvester Morris a bust. Guy can't help it that his knee got blown out. Sh!t happens.

He looked good before that.

WV
03-20-2012, 02:51 PM
Blair White
Aaron Curry...I was pissed when we didn't get him. He's been just ok.

DJ's left nut
03-20-2012, 02:52 PM
Tyson Jackson
Ryan Sims
Sylvester Morris
Victor Riley
Trezelle Jenkins
Greg Hill
Paul Palmer
Ethan Horton
Todd Blackledge

Why the hell did you think Tyson Jackson, Victor Riley, Trazelle Jenkins, Greg Hill, Paul Palmer or Ethan Horton would be any good?

You're just listing busts that most of us knew would be busts. That doesn't count.

Thig Lyfe
03-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Really thought Eli Manning would do something.

Dick Bull
03-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Tyson Jackson
Ryan Sims
Sylvester Morris
Victor Riley
Trezelle Jenkins
Greg Hill
Paul Palmer
Ethan Horton
Todd Blackledge


I call bullshit on Ryan Sims. He was pretty much the consensus #1 ranked DT. I dare anyone to provide a post saying he was going to bust before his first season.

blaise
03-20-2012, 02:58 PM
I call bullshit on Ryan Sims. He was pretty much the consensus #1 ranked DT. I dare anyone to provide a post saying he was going to bust before his first season.

That's the point of the thread isn't it? That it was a surprise?

Dick Bull
03-20-2012, 03:01 PM
That's the point of the thread isn't it? That it was a surprise?

My comprehension went full retard.

It was compretardation.

Frosty
03-20-2012, 03:05 PM
So many QB's busting out surprise me. Is it that they don't have the tools or are teams just not patient enough with them?

Joey Harrington
Akili Smith
David Carr
Brady Quinn
Ryan Leaf
Jamarcus Russel
Matt Leinart

Just to name a few...and many more to come.
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Leinart and maybe Quinn were the only ones of that list that surprised me. Akili Smith was dumb as a stump, Harrington was basically Gannon and Leaf was a major headcase that was obvious to anyone paying attention. Carr and Russel never really screamed "franchise QB" coming out.

Mi_chief_fan
03-20-2012, 03:06 PM
Charles Rogers comes to mind. Saw him once in HS, watched his entire college career. Sad.

The Poz
03-20-2012, 03:13 PM
Lawrence Philips.

Chiefnj2
03-20-2012, 03:18 PM
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kcpasco
03-20-2012, 03:40 PM
Mark Sanchez

Valiant
03-20-2012, 03:40 PM
I'll get flamed for this, but I'm going with Adrian Peterson. He was SO much better than everyone around him in college. While he has had a few years where he was awesome in the NFL, I was really expecting him to be the next Emmitt Smith who was great for a LONG time.

Was smith as great as you remember? I remember him running through gigantic holes before being touched.

cardken
03-20-2012, 03:42 PM
Mark Sanchez

Two AFC Championship games in your first two years, guy sucks. BTW, when was the last Chiefs AFC Championship appearance?

Rooster
03-20-2012, 03:44 PM
Justin Medlock:D

TheGuardian
03-20-2012, 03:45 PM
Honestly, none.

There has never been a guy that I just KNEW was going to be awesome that busted. Most of the guys listed in here I said I thought would suck.

The closest I would get to that would be Gholston. Probably because he was a great pass rusher, damn near unblockable as a senior against NFL level talent, and somehow it never transferred into the pros. It's just pass rushing! And he had a great work ethic so I thought he had a great shot, but certainly wasn't beating down doors for him.

My opinion on guys like Akili Smith and Cade McNown and Ron Dayne and pretty much every big bust has been spot on.

Robert Gallery had alligator arms. I knew he'd suck nuts as a left tackle. You can't play left tackle with fucking 1 foot long arms. That one was easy. I was shocked at how much people thought of him.

I've been racking my brain trying to think of someone, but every guy I've ever thought would bust did. My opinion is that RGIII will be a bust too. It's hard for me to believe how many people here are on his nuts.

TheGuardian
03-20-2012, 03:46 PM
Two AFC Championship games in your first two years, guy sucks. BTW, when was the last Chiefs AFC Championship appearance?

Getting carried by a defense to those games has no bearing on his play. They have won mostly in spite of him. JFC get real.

Radar Chief
03-20-2012, 03:48 PM
Rashaan Shehee, I thought he had "it".

PGM
03-20-2012, 03:49 PM
Two AFC Championship games in your first two years, guy sucks. BTW, when was the last Chiefs AFC Championship appearance?

He's clearly the weak link on that team and that's not a good thing when it's the QB holding you back. Drafted to be a "Franchise QB" and those guys are supposed to raise the play of thier teammates.

suzzer99
03-20-2012, 03:51 PM
Brian Bosworth

whoman69
03-20-2012, 04:24 PM
AJ Hawk. He's been ok, but nowhere near where he was hyped.

XXXshogunXXX
03-20-2012, 04:30 PM
Reggie Bush. Watched him since his HS days. He showed flashes of Gale Sayers, but he's no where near those numbers, and hasnt broken 1 1000 yard season

Setsuna
03-20-2012, 04:33 PM
Not flaming you, but just imagine AP running behind the lines that Emmitt did. Yes Emmitt was great, but i don't even think he was the best back of his time.

For his size? He was excellent. Don't be dumb.

Deberg_1990
03-20-2012, 04:40 PM
Brian Bosworth

This was the one i was gonna mention. Poster boy for Roids.

Deberg_1990
03-20-2012, 04:42 PM
Not sure he was a complete bust, but i thought JJ Stokes was gonna be HUGE before he got drafted.

Setsuna
03-20-2012, 04:45 PM
John Brantley

Dartgod
03-20-2012, 04:49 PM
At the time, Todd Blackledge.

rico
03-20-2012, 04:55 PM
Ironically.... Brady Quinn.

pr_capone
03-20-2012, 04:56 PM
Akili Smith was a huge surprise for me.

loochy
03-20-2012, 05:04 PM
I like this NFL bust:

http://cdn.blogs.sheknows.com/thewire.sheknows.com/2010/10/jaime_edmondson_nfl.jpg

bevischief
03-20-2012, 05:39 PM
Pope.

mlyonsd
03-20-2012, 05:41 PM
Todd Blackledge.

ILChief
03-20-2012, 06:03 PM
Brady Quinn, Tim Couch, KiJana Carter, Ryan Sims

Sully
03-20-2012, 06:37 PM
Brady Quinn
Nick Bell
Curtis Enis
Todd Marinovich
Michael Huff
Vince Young